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If you receive the error: "the service name is invalid,"  when running net start mongodb, you will need to run the following command from Step 4 of Manually Create a Windows Service for MongoDB Community Editition:

sc.exe create MongoDB binPath= "\"C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.4\bin\mongod.exe\" --service --config=\"C:\Program Files\MongoDB\Server\3.4\mongod.cfg\"" DisplayName= "MongoDB" start= "auto"